Mercy Shelter

Do you want to do a mitzvah? You can volunteer to cook at at the Mercy Shelter in downtown Hartford. Temple Sinai is part of a group of non-profit organizations that help prepare meals for the residents of Mercy Shelter. Since 1983, Mercy Housing and Shelter has been working to empower homeless persons to become independent. It provides housing, food, job training, access to medical services, and basic human needs

Helping Out at Mercy ShelterSeveral Sundays a year, volunteers from Temple Sinai shop, cook, and serve dinner to the residents at the shelter. It is a great opportunity for a bar or bat mitzvah student (or any youngster 12+), and/or an adult (or two), to provide meaningful and needed help in the community. All the instructions you need are provided, and the Temple Sinai Sisterhood reimburses you for the groceries you purchase. All you need to provide is the elbow grease and a smile. Volunteers serve on selected Sundays from 2-5:00 p.m.

Families are welcome to sign up to come to the Mercy Shelter and help cook and serve meals. If you are able to help, please contact the Social Action Committee’s Mercy Shelter program chair new-message24